Minnesota CLE is hosting a presentation on Ethics and Computer Security, which will be transmitted via webcast. This may be of interest to our Section's members who are solo or small-practice attorneys -- either in the Metro area or in Greater Minnesota. It will cover some of the areas discussed at our Section Council meetings. Following is the MSBA's course description:
Friday, February 9, 2007, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. CST
1.0 ethics credit
Lawyers should not only understand the advantages of technology, but should also be attentive to its risks. Computer security is an essential part of an attorney’s ethical obligations to protect client confidences and client property. This seminar will discuss how to approach computer security in your law practice, and how much security is enough. We'll look at issues such as:
- Assessing your office's security vulnerabilities to protect client data and confidences
- Protecting your identity while surfing
- Covering your tracks
- Understanding encryption, digital signatures and PKI
- Secure financial transactions
- Preventing intruder attacks
- E-mail security
This is essential information attorneys need to know to meet their obligations under Rule 1.6 and Rule 1.15 of the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct!
Presented by Lewis S. Eisen, The Professional Education Group, Inc., Minnetonka, Minn.